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ANNA Newsletter December 2022

Dear Reader,

On behalf of the ANNA Board and Management team, we are pleased to share our latest newsletter with you. As our 30th anniversary year draws to a close, this edition is packed with news and updates from ANNA and the world of standard identifiers!

In this edition, we bring you an exclusive Q&A with Stephan Wolf, CEO of Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), plus an update on our 100th member.

It has been such a pleasure to be meeting in person again post-pandemic, with our general meeting this summer, and our latest EGM in Guatemala, details of which are included in this newsletter. We are also pleased to share news of our A-Team Data Management Insight Europe 2022 award win, plus Managing Director Emma Kalliomaki’s recent interview with Thomson Reuters. We also take a closer look at recent news from some of our ANNA members who, as National Numbering Agencies (NNAs), are at the heart of ANNA and work hard to drive standards globally.

Thank you to all of our community who have celebrated this momentous 30th anniversary year with us. We always welcome your thoughts and comments, so please do get in touch with us through the usual channels.

Best wishes,

Uwe Meyer
Executive Director & ANNA Secretariat


Q&A with Stephan Wolf about the Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
As part of ANNA’s 30th-anniversary celebrations, we interviewed, Stephan Wolf, CEO of Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF), about the Legal Entity Identifier Foundation and how GLEIF and ANNA’s LEI-to-ISIN initiative has been growing in success. Read the interview on the ANNA website.

Q&A with Joanna Lednicka, Policy Officer for ESMA
In this exclusive Q&A, Joanna Lednicka, Policy Officer for ESMA, discusses the importance of data standards for the financial industry. She outlines ESMA’s role in standards development, the importance of global harmonisation within OTC derivatives reporting and the UPI’s role in helping achieve this.


Barbados Central Securities Depository joins The Association of National Numbering Agencies as the 100th Member
The Barbados Central Securities Depository Inc has joined ANNA as a full member.This was confirmed at ANNA’s EGM. In addition to Barbados transitioning to full member, Banque Centrale du Congo and International Financial Services Centres (IFSC), India, were confirmed as partners. ANNA’s membership continues to grow, with Barbados joining, bringing the figure to 100 full members and 20 additional partners allocating ISIN, FISN and CFI codes for more than 200 jurisdictions.

Publication of UPI Product Definitions and Technical Documentation
The final versions of the UPI Technical Information (FIX and ReST API) and the UPI Product Definitions were published on 8 September. The 2023 DSB Agreement and the associated Policies, incorporating the UPI, were published on 28 September 2022. All documentation is available on the DSB website.

ESMA Question and Answers on MiFIR Data Reporting
The latest Q&A from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on MiFIR data reporting provides an update on #ISIN and #CFI code requirements for the Reporting of Emission Allowances under RTS 23 and 24. Full details can be found in section 19.

DSB Monthly Metrics for October 2022
OTC derivative reference data creation and search trends for the month ending October 2022 are now available to view on the DSB website.

You can see all the latest ANNA updates by visiting the ANNA website. You can also stay up to date by following ANNA on Twitter and Linkedin

Amanda Orchard

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